- Paul Biancardi, Basketball Recruiting
With the early signing period in the rear-view mirror and the high school season in full swing, it’s time to look ahead to who's coming into the college game.
Now that conference play is underway, we are going to look at some of the best prospects and classes coming into each of the power conferences next year.
Here are my five choices on some of the very best recruits heading to the ACC.
Most impactful class: Florida State
There is no doubt that coach Leonard Hamilton was surprised and disappointed about junior Aaron Thomas being ruled academically ineligible last month as there is never a way to prepare for those situations. But Hamilton should feel very optimistic about the help that’s on the way. Top 50 prospects Malik Beasley (No. 31) and Dwayne Bacon (No. 39) will provide elite-level scoring in the conversion game as well as the half-court setting. When the defense is tight, they can create their own offense. Terance Mann (No. 82) will blend in with his versatility, basketball IQ and athletic ability to serve the team. All three make up the No. 7 class and should make a difference offensively. Hamilton is a master at teaching his players to defend both on and off the ball. Expect major contributions from this group.
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